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#121 Urabug

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

As a professional driver I know perfectly well what flashing lights mean. :thmbsup and the highway code,.

 

If anyone has noticed when passing the 20mph flashing amber warnings outside the schools,as you get nearer to them they can appear to go out .

 

A similar thing happens to "some" cars with led lights and could be confusing with one thinking that a driver is flashing at them when in fact they are not.but just going over an uneven piece of road.

 

Its all to do with the width of the beam I think.

 

Possibly i am the only one who has noticed this,but I doubt it.

 

With many motorists being friendly and giving a flick of the lights  it would be easy as I nearly did and  innocently pull out thinking they are giving way to you..


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#122 Urabug

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

Would it be possible for the DVSA ( Driver &Vehicle Standards Agency) to share the use of Tingwall Airport, now that they will lose the AHS site.

 

A little bit of extra income towards the running of this airport might be enough to ward of its "possible" closure.

 

Then again there is a fine unused airport in Unst that would surely suffice but a long inconvenient way to go .



#123 George.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:33 PM

Driver &Vehicle Standards Agency

 

Yawn. is it that time already?



#124 The Cutty Sark

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:23 PM

The only thing that someone "flicking" their lights at me indicates is that their lights are working. Until someone comes up with driving standard of morse code, I'm always a bit cautious of putting my trust in someone else's judgement on what's safe  :ponders: though I take your point. Mind you, if beams get any brighter, I'm pretty sure we can do away with our remaining lighthouses  :rofl:

 

As a professional driver I know perfectly well what flashing lights mean. :thmbsup and the highway code,.

 

If anyone has noticed when passing the 20mph flashing amber warnings outside the schools,as you get nearer to them they can appear to go out .

 

A similar thing happens to "some" cars with led lights and could be confusing with one thinking that a driver is flashing at them when in fact they are not.but just going over an uneven piece of road.

 

Its all to do with the width of the beam I think.

 

Possibly i am the only one who has noticed this,but I doubt it.

 

With many motorists being friendly and giving a flick of the lights  it would be easy as I nearly did and  innocently pull out thinking they are giving way to you..



#125 Wheelsup

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

In some countries I believe flashing head lights are a warning, that means give way I am coming through.

#126 Ghostrider

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:59 PM

It all becomes something of a moot point if you follow the rule, not to commit yourself to any one course of action based on someone else's signal only, regardless what it is. Always ensure they are committed to following through first.


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#127 Urabug

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:59 PM

So will drivers soon have to pay to take the car to work ?

 

I see deserted car parks and everyone vying for a parking space wherever they can find one,consequentially causing more problems in the already busy streets and roads, should this come into force.

 

So No Parking  on the Greens  (thanks to the green party support) 

 

 

(https://www.bbc.co.u...litics-47089134



#128 Urabug

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:10 PM

The use of mobile phones is once again under observation,it appears that the use of handsfree devices are just as dangerous and might also be banned .

 

Wonder how they will be able to "police " this with all modern vehicles now being supplied fitted with the latest hands free gagets available.voice control,bluetooth touch button ,and all that .

 

I have no doubt that the use of the phone even handsfree is a distraction to driveing but in the modern vehicles there are many other "gizmos" that are just as distracting

 

There was a discussion on this on BBC Radio yesterday but I was unable to listen to it all .

 

Just another humbug for us drivers.



#129 Wheelsup

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:41 PM

Its the same as passengers and children. Unless you gag the passengers and lock the children in the boot there's going to be distraction. Similarly listening to the radio/music system could also be distracting - ban them too.


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#130 paulb

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

felt like doing that in the past. 



#131 Muckle Oxters

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:38 PM

There was a discussion on this on BBC Radio yesterday but I was unable to listen to it all .

 

I hope du wisna listenin in da car.... ;-)


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#132 Ghostrider

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

Its the same as passengers and children. Unless you gag the passengers and lock the children in the boot there's going to be distraction. Similarly listening to the radio/music system could also be distracting - ban them too.

 

Light up a fag, bairns have to get oot den.



#133 Colin

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:22 PM

Turn off the GPS.


Lock the wife in the boot.



#134 Urabug

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:15 PM

Strange how all those in authority have stood back and watched the "boffins" develop all this ingenious handsfree equipment and only starting to complain about it now.

 

Will be difficult for car manufactures to remove / disable this equipment and who will bear the cost , but doubt if it will come to this as to many people in high places driving about in fancy cars that already have all those facilities and they will not want it altered or removed.

 

I do accept that anything that distracts a driver is a problem but experience helps.



#135 Colin

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:39 AM

Yet, not a day goes by that I do not see at least 2/3 people driving along with phones held to their heads. 

Some are "repeat offenders" who should be fairly easy to "pick up" as well as it would appear that they cannot "live" without their phones.

 

What about taking their phones off them as part of the "punishment" ?


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